They may see themselves as calm and careful, but they admit to dangerous behaviour and are becoming more and more aggressive: behind the driving wheel, excessive confidence and self-satisfaction reign undisputed among European drivers, according to a survey published by Ipsos.

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.